The first floor was lively, but the 2nd floor was quiet. Our server was attentive and answered our many questions easily. The food was fabulous - crispy Brussels sprouts, charred octopus, grain salad, and tuna tartare to start. All were great, but the Brussels sprouts stood out! Entrees were mussels mariniere, bouillabaisse, and seafood pasta. The portions were large and cooked well. Shared the flourless chocolate cake to close down the evening. Great drinks and wine. We'll go back for sure!
Nice expanded dinner menu. Variety and interesting dishes-scallops very tasty.
A group of four of us went for the first time. We ordered appetizers and small plates. All of us enjoyed the food as well as the cocktails. The server was attentive and friendly. We will return and would recommend to others.
Highlight was spicy carrot soup appetizer. Salmon entree was just okay and served with some type of weird gritty mash thing that wasn't very good.
I ordered the red curry mussels and was given the white wine and garlic mussels. I told my waitress they were the wrong broth. I explained how garlicky they tasted and I couldn’t taste any of the curry, coconut, or cilantro that should have been in the red curry broth. Her response was they started using more garlic in the red curry broth. After my husband tasted it he agreed and her way of rectifying the situation was to bring me a small dipping container of the red curry broth about 15 minutes after she had said she would get it. It was clearly a different broth from what I had not only by looks but by taste. And then had to wait another 15 minutes for our check. Very displeased with the food and service
Great place, wonderful environment, happy energy, very nice service, delicious food, good value too.
Great spot for a date night. The gin and sage cocktail was refreshing and delicious. Servers were attentive and friendly. Ordered the baked oysters, which were just okay, but the grilled octopus small plate was excellent. I would definitely come back to try more menu items!
Had a delicious meal at Atelier Florian. Server was lovely-attentive without being intrusive. Our experience in New Haven is that service is a little slower paced than in Manhattan but I think that comes with the territory.
We were there on a Sunday evening which is Happy Hour all day special. Consequently we enjoyed yummy and fresh half priced oysters and cocktails too. Tuna tartar was delicious-even the baguette toast points were delicious. Perfectly lightly buttered and not over toasted, actually worth eating. My daughter wanted plain Brussels sprouts, not prepared in the (yummy sounding) way described in the menu. It was no problem and she got exactly what she wanted. My husband had a delicious seafood pasta. The pasta had a wonderful bright flavor from the lemon that was added to it after cooking (I asked). I had the charred octopus and asked for as little char as possible. It came back barely charred, better than I hoped. We had delicious desserts as well, the Belgian chocolate mousse is scrumptious and served with whipped cream and these gorgeous dark and white chocolate shavings that are so pretty it's like having your dessert served with a kiss. Highly enjoyable experience and we highly recommend. Will definitely go back.
Some of the best service we’ve ever had. Attentive and courteous. We had an 8:00pm theater curtain and it seemed the whole restaurant knew. Made the entire evening so easy. Get the Shishito peppers THEY ARE AMAZING!
This place was nice and the food was solid. My wife thought the mussels were average but I ordered the bouillabaisse and it was excellent. What killed our visit was the service was terrible. My wifes food came out well before mine. After getting our food the server never came by again. She hung out with some guy in the bar the whole night. We had to wait forever to get our check. Based on the poor service I can't recommend this restaurant.
Lobster was different, but good.
Wanting to break away from the standard Italian or American cuisine choices, my wife and I came across Atelier Florian. The food was very good. Served in a timely fashion. Our waiter made smart recommendations. The one critique for the small plate we shared was the grilled Portuguese octopus. Done exceptional well, but small portion for the price. The Belgium Chocolate Mousse was light, and could actually taste the quality of the chocolate used. Check out Atelier Florian and enjoy the experience.
Service was great. Fun appetizers for sharing. Loved the back table for our group of six.
I keep coming back. I love the environment and the food is really tasty. I like the variety on the menu - I have a hard time choosing.
It was too expensive for what it was. The dishes all seem authentic enough but the flavors do not justify the price and the service was surprisingly erratic given that the place was hardly full.
Met a friend for lunch. Beautiful restaurant. Loved the menu and could have ordered at least four things! We had the Brussels sprouts which were incredible and so sweet. My crab cakes were one of the best I’ve had and the curried mussels were incredible.
Food was very good. Had the tuna tartare, onion soup, steak and chicken. Went late (9pm) on a weekday so it was quiet but not empty. They seat until 9:30 according to OpenTable. We did not feel rushed although I'm not sure it would have been comfortable ordering dessert. Service was too casual to match the quality and price of the experience.
I went to Atelier Florian for a late Valentine's Day dinner. We went to an early dinner on a Sunday so I figured it wouldn't be too packed, and I was right. The food was amazing and the staff were wonderful but there is one seating area where there was a larger group and their conversations were able to fill the entire room. The fact that there is nearly nothing to absorb sound in that cove area by the bathroom is absolutely ridiculous - they weren't talking very loud but it all carried to the other side of the restaurant where myself and my partner were sitting. One other thing I took note of was the size of the tables. The plates that meals are served on are huge and we were not able to fit them all on our table for two. Also, a drink fell of a nearby table and the glass shattered due to their lack of table space.
Aside from those two things, everything was exquisite!
TableScamps Rating: Fantastic. Saturday evening. First visit since conversion from a dark pub some time ago. Perfect risotto with bounteous sea creatures and a yummy sauce. Just-past wilted spinach side with the right amount of garlic. Generous portion of scallops (n=3) over a tasty bed. Genuine lemon sorbet. "Draft" white wine was a very crisp Bordeaux, not a cheapie. A bit noisy, but ok. Excellent service - in our case the server just appeared out of the woodwork at the right time and did the right things without an ask. Next time will request seating upstairs. Nice experience overall.
Thought website said prix fixe was an option in addition to regular menu option, but Valentine’s Day was only prix fixe. Entree was good. Appetizer and Dessert were very average. Menu said champagne for drink and it was Proseco. So ended up feeling overcharged and misled for a less than great dining experience. Prior dining there has been very good from regular menu
Overpriced for a tiny amount of average food.
Their message before we arrived was DONT STAY LONGER THAN 90 minutes (it was Valentines Day). Once there we were ignored, the “free” champagne was cheap, courses came out in different orders and we were always looking for our server. After 105 minutes we couldn’t get our bill and waited and waited. Waitstaff and manager were haughty and unfriendly.
I have always loved the food, ambiance. We went for valentines and we were not aware it would be a fixed menu. It was great but not what we expected
Food is great, just a bit overpriced. The lobster roll was a little skimpy on the seafood.
Delightful! Was a birthday gift for a seafood lover and it was a hit.
Excellent place would go there again!!
Everything was fantastic! Starting from the drinks, had two cocktails and let me tell you they do not disappoint tasted great! Appetizers where phenomenal and the main courses for my fiancé and I we’re sensational overall had an amazing experience will be coming to this place again!
I can’t say enough about this restaurant. The amazing service started with my phone call to the restaurant to inquire about vegan entrees. Chef Drew got on the phone with me to discuss my options and was very eager to ensure I would have not only something specific to the vegan diet but more importantly something I would love. The restaurant was very charming and the wait staff was lovely. Chef Drew came out to the table to speak with me more about my likes and dislikes and also explained to me that they were going to be revamping their menu in the future to have more vegan options available and how he really loved the challenge of creating some innovative vegan dishes. Let me tell you this amazing Chef did NOT disappoint! AHHHHMAZZZINGGG, different and delicious are the words that best describe my experience. He also sent out the Brussels sprouts for us to try with no cheese and holy moly these things were out of this world yummy. Family that I was with ordered off the menu and they were in awe of how wonderful their meals were as well. Whatever your likes are, you are sure to find them here. I would recommend to anyone and this place will now be the go to restaurant when I am in town and also for my family that lives here can’t wait to go back and try their brunch menu. Thank you Chef Drew and your staff for a wonderful dining experience!
This was a nice restaurant with good food and service. It was pricey but understandable given that it was New Years Eve. The one bad thing is that there is a step when you enter the restaurant and it is not obvious at all. There is a sign but I didn’t see it. When I walked in the door I fell and really hurt myself. That was not how I wanted to start New Years Eve
Best restaurant not named (and not priced like) Union League in New Haven. Absolutely amazing. Great bartenders, great service and amazing food.
Went for a business meeting and was relatively quiet when we got there for lunch. The server was great and she did a very good job. We were sat immediately and they were very attentive. The food, however, was another story. We got the brussels sprouts and tuna tartare for appetizers. Brussels sprouts were absolutely amazing. I would probably just get those as my side dish next time. Tuna tartare was OK… Had a little too much of a citrus flavor to it. I got the lobster roll as did two others in my party. The bread was delicious, but there was not a lot of lobster on the roll. It seemed that each role had a different amount on it. The cheeseburger was very small. It was supposed to be the regular burger and it was slightly larger than a slider on very thin bread. Nothing to write home about.
We were pleasantly surprised how wonderful the entire experience was. Service was excellent just the right amount of attention. Food was excellent great selections of wine recommended by manager. Will definitely go back.
Not good value for money. I went here for lunch on a Friday at 12:30pm and it was drafty, waitress/hostess said they were out of menus(??) and not enough food for the money. There was only one other group in the restaurant when we arrived. I had always wanted to eat here, but it seems they were having an “off” day.
Family get together
The food had no flavor at all. We went to dinner with 8 people and we ordered a variety of food. All of us left hungry and disappointed.
We went for restaurant week. We felt rushed. The food was cold. The risotto portion was for a child. Maybe it would be better if it wasn't restaurant week.
Very good lobster and fries, but the bread roll was average
I've been here several times and always enjoyed. This time, I took advantage of Restaurant Week because the special menu had a number of choices that looked good. They were! Everything we had was delicious. This was the first time I was seated upstairs and the area while large and comfortable doesn't feel cozy and you miss the energy of the lower level. There was a slight problem but the GM took care of it immediately and then stopped at our table several times to make sure everything was good. It was. It is one of my favorite New Haven restaurants. I love that it has a European feeling and has excellent Belgium mussels.
went there for restaurant week, small portions, average food.